Sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most sought of procedure for weight loss. The method involves removing approximate 75% of the stomach, making the stomach take the shape of a tube or sleeve, holding much less food. Sleeve gastrectomy is a simple procedure and has faster recovery time.

Sleeve Gastrectomy in India

Medical tourism is a rising industry and is getting a lot of promotion by the government. India is the most favored destination for medical tourism. The chief reason why India is the most preferred destination is the combination of high-quality facilities, English-speaking medical professionals, and cost-effectiveness. Most of the Indian doctors are famed throughout the world for their commitment and skills. Majority of the hospitals in India are offering international facilities with cutting-edge diagnostic methods and advanced technology for all type of bariatric procedures.

Cost comparison

The cost of sleeve gastrectomy surgery in India, with the quality of treatment and aftercare provided, are comparable with few of the most hunted medical tourism destinations like Singapore, Turkey, and Hungary. Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery cost in India including the surgery, aftercare, and stay is almost less than one-sixth when compared with the treatment cost offered in US or UK.

Treatment and Cost

15

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

3 Day in Hospital

12 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 6000

Frequently Asked Questions

Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery, also commonly referred to as gastric sleeve procedure, is the procedure of reducing the stomach to close to 15% of its original size by removing 90% of the large extra portion and reshaping it into a banana-shaped or sleeve-shaped pouch, hence the name. It is done without disrupting any normal connections with the esophagus and small intestine. It is based on the concept of limiting the amount of food that can be consumed. Since the size of the stomach is reduced drastically causing the patient to feel full soon after eating a smaller portion.

In addition to this, the fundus of the stomach is also removed. The fundus is the portion of the stomach that stores undigested food and gases produced during the chemical digestion of the food. This also constitutes the cells secreting Ghrelin, a hormone that makes you feel hungry. The removal of the fundus of the stomach, further helps you feel less hungry. It is one of the widely popular techniques among people looking for help to lose that extra fat.

The cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy in India starts from USD 3,140 and goes until USD 3,838. Below is the list with the average cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy across TOP 15 cities in India:

City Average Cost (USD)
New Delhi 3,838
Mumbai 4,186
Chennai 3,838
Bangalore 4,186
Hyderabad 4,536
Ahmedabad 4,186
Nagpur 3,838
Pune 4,186
Gurgaon 3,838
Kolkata 3,140
Chandigarh 4,186
Jaipur 3,838
Noida 3,838
Kerala 3,838
Goa 4,186

Below is the list covering the broad factors influencing the cost of sleeve gastrectomy:

  • The diagnosis and conditions of the patient
  • Treatment Method
  • Type of Surgery
  • Other treatments required in conjunction with Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
  • Investigations & evaluation required
  • Hospital fee
  • The facilities availed, eg. Room Category

Below is the list of some of the best hospitals for sleeve gastrectomy procedure in India:

  • Asian Institute Of Medical Sciences, Delhi / NCR, India
  • Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Delhi / NCR, India
  • Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, Delhi, India
  • Jaypee Hospital, Delhi / NCR, India
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India

Below is the list of some of the best surgeons for sleeve gastrectomy procedure in India:

  • Dr. Devayani Barve - Cosmetic Surgeon, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India | Total Experience. : 12 Years
  • Dr. Rakesh Kumar Khazanchi, Chairman, Medanta, Delhi / NCR, India | Total Experience. : 35+ Years
  • Dr. Lokesh Kumar, Director & HOD, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India | Total Experience. : 35+ Years
  • Dr. Rashmi Taneja, Sr. Consultant, Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Delhi / NCR, India | Total Experience. : 20+ Years
  • Dr. Ashish Rai, Associate Director, Jaypee Hospital, Delhi / NCR, India | Total Experience. : 30+ Years

Based on the patient review survey, the success rate of Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is approximately 80-90%. Most of the patients experience a drastic weight loss close to 60-80% with fewer restrictions on the type of food that can be consumed. Since the stomach’s basic function is still intact so there is no risk of ‘dumping syndrome’. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery also removes the area producing ghrelin the ‘hunger hormone’ that restricts the feeling of hunger.

India has become a preferred destination for Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery for international patients seeking weight loss from across the world. A few of the very important factors behind this are:

  • World-class healthcare technology
  • The highest quality of standard of the healthcare service
  • Highly skilled specialist surgeons with huge experience and expertise
  • The affordable cost of treatments and procedures
  • JCI- JCAHO accredited hospitals and medical healthcare facilities
  • Board-certified surgeons, doctors and physicians

While there are no major risks associated with sleeve gastrectomy surgery, the potential for inadequate weight loss or weight regain are the risks associated with sleeve gastrectomy surgery.

If you are undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in India then you will be kept admitted to the hospital 2-3 days after the surgery to monitor the recovery. There are chances of your feeling discomfort after the surgery that would be managed with the medication. You will also be given a diet regimen by the doctor or dietician that you will need to follow for a proper and smooth recovery.

It will typically take 7 to 10 days post the surgery for you to go back to work and a month to six weeks before you can resume rigorous activities like exercising.

Most of the patients lose 60 to 80% of their excess body weight within 6 to 12 months of gastric sleeve surgery.

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